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Join Forces: To Overcome the Climate Crisis
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sue Ruddick, Geography, U of T : building networks and coalitions: what works?
Avi Lewis of Leap Manifesto, XR Panelist
Governments have only about a decade to make fundamental changes if we are to avoid a catastrophic increase in global temperatures. They need to treat climate change as an emergency, akin to the mobilization we saw in World War II. A broad-based movement that unites the disparate voices of single-issue social movements into a single chorus demanding a just, green transition would impel such emergency action. Coalitions are now emerging among economic justice organizations ,racial justice movements, indigenous rights groups, peace associations, and climate and environmental groups behind some version of a green new deal. What are the chances of success?